Jackie Robinson Day

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Yesterday marked the 65th anniversary of when Jackie Robinson first walked out on the field for the very first time with the Brooklyn Dodgers back in 1947, destroying the color barrier in baseball, allowing African Americans to play Major League baseball for the first time. Yesterday all across the U.S. players, managers and coaches wore the number 42 to remember Robinson. Ceremonies and tributes were held on each of the fields to honor the great Jackie Robinson.

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